B.C.'S UNION SINCE 1919

Members Covered by the Health Services and Support – Community Subsector Collective Agreement - Comparability Increases


Employers are working on implementing the comparability increases following Arbitrator Vince Ready's decision regarding which benchmarks/classifications will be eligible to receive those increases. All members working in the eligible classifications, including all red-circled employees, should see their increases within two pay periods.  Retroactive payments should be received within two pay periods following receipt of the comparability wage increase.

The nine classifications that are to receive the comparability increases represent approximately 80% of the members working in the Community Subsector and therefore have the highest likelihood of increasing workforce stability in the sector.

Schedules A and B of the collective agreement will have the following new grids added when a new agreement is printed following the next round of negotiations:

SCHEDULE A GRID & BENCHMARK TITLES

Grid

Benchmark Title

5A

AS3 – Administrative Support 3

8A

AW – Activity Worker

 

AS4 – Administrative Support 4

 

CHW2 – Community Health Worker 2

 

RCA – Resident Care Aide

 

SW1 – Support Worker 1 (insert program name)

9A

S1 – Scheduler 1

10A

S2 – Scheduler 2

 

SW2 – Support Worker 2 (insert program name)

 


SCHEDULE B WAGE SCHEDULE
Following the April 1, 2016 1.0% comparability increase the rates of pay for the classifications listed above are:

Community Subsector Wage Schedule

Effective the First Pay Period after April 1, 2016

0.50% General Wage Increase + 1.0% Comparability for eligible classifications

Grid

Step 1

Step 2

Step 3

Step 4

5A

$17.68

$18.31

$18.90

$19.52

8A

$19.52

$20.12

$20.74

$21.34

9A

$20.41

$21.01

$21.64

$22.24

10A

$21.34

$21.94

$22.56

$23.15

 

It was agreed during bargaining that all employees will receive negotiated increases. This means that if your rate is red-circled it will not show on the wage grid, but you should be receiving every wage increase that others receive. Therefore if you are red-circled and work in one of the eligible classifications you can determine what your rate should be by multiplying your April 1, 2016 rate of pay by 1.01. (e.g. if your rate went up to $20.57 on April 1, 2016 your new rate will be $20.57 X 1.01 = $20.78)  

In Solidarity,

Deb Wilson
Staff Representative 

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